States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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30. Alabama
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 19.6%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.5% (14th highest)
> Population 65+: 17.0% (16th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 68.4% (7th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $24,199 (24th lowest)

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29. Arkansas
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 19.6%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.2% (24th lowest)
> Population 65+: 16.7% (18th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 67.3% (4th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $19,812 (3rd lowest)

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28. Mississippi
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 20.4%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.3% (22nd highest)
> Population 65+: 15.5% (18th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 63.8% (the lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $21,214 (7th lowest)

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27. Kentucky
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 21.1%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.4% (10th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.7% (19th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 65.6% (3rd lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,140 (15th lowest)

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26. Michigan
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 22.2%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.4% (18th highest)
> Population 65+: 15.2% (16th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 77.1% (23rd highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,032 (14th lowest)